This year's West Virginia Day piece, called "Voices", evokes the age old ritual of mountain stories and oral traditions in the Appalachian region for which we are famous. Stories, songs and memories span generations in the West Virginia hills. The glass is composed of two unique faces and gestural ears, circuitously voicing outwards and listening inwards. The item stands approximately 15" tall and the color is a blend of Cobalt and Turquoise glass. "Voices" will go on sale Saturday, June 15 at 8am. Get in line early so you don't miss your chance to own one of these rare and beautiful pieces!
-Only 156 of these will be available.
-Item goes on sale Saturday, June 15 at 8am.
-$156.00 each plus tax.
-Item will be signed by Walter Blenko Jr. and designers Emma Walters & Andrew Shaffer.
-Limit 1 per person, No advance orders.
-No phone orders, No coupons, No gift certificates.
To coincide with the production of this edition of 156 pieces; Blenko asks present, and future fans to submit their own stories or memories about glass and West Virginia. Your shared submission could be a picture, video, story, or specific shared memory.
Did a family member or you work in one of the hundreds of glass factories that once dotted our state? Do you have Blenko glass that you have used and enjoyed for years that came as a special wedding gift or other? Maybe you came to Blenko on a school trip. Maybe you know or have a friend or family member who has or currently works at Blenko!
Across the state and around the country Blenko and West Virginia glass has become an integral part, woven into our lives as a celebration of light and color. Join us and share your story as one of the voices capturing and preserving our oral heritage.
Share your West Virginia glass stories with us and let your voice be heard at firstname.lastname@example.org (stories may be used on our website)